Cascades Shuts Down Toronto Paper Recycling Plant

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 20, 2012

1 Min Read
Cascades Shuts Down Toronto Paper Recycling Plant

Paper manufacturing and recycling firm Cascades Inc. has closed its recycled content paper napkin converting plant in Toronto.

The Kingsey Falls, Quebec-based Cascades said in a news release it shut down the Cascades Tissue Group plant in Toronto’s Scarborough district that specialized in paper napkin production for the away-from-home market, mainly for quick service restaurants. Production will move to Cascades’ plants in Laval, Quebec, and Waterford, N.Y.

The closing affects about 30 employees. It does not affect Cascades’ other plant in Scarborough.

"In line with our restructuring actions to increase our operations' efficiency, this decision was taken to secure our position as leader in the away-from-home tissue paper sector,” said Suzanne Blanchet, president and CEO of Cascades Tissue Group. “This initiative will enable us to maximize the production at Laval and Waterford plants, while continuing to offer a first-class product and service to our customers.”


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

Stay in the Know - Subscribe to Our Newsletters
Join a network of more than 90,000 waste and recycling industry professionals. Get the latest news and insights straight to your inbox. Free.

You May Also Like